Category: Voting Rights


LCR’s Civil Rights Summit →

BizGrow, Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Events, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Race and Climate, Racial Justice, Redistricting, Voting Rights
LCR’s Civil Rights Summit November 4, 2022 Lawyers for Civil Rights held a Civil Rights Summit on November 4, 2022, convening powerful attorneys and community partners for strategic and catalytic thought partnership to advance civil rights in the current legal landscape, including changes in the composition of the Supreme Court....

Election Protection Across New England →

Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights Protects the Vote Across New England “Election Protection” Efforts Underway as Voters Head to the Polls With our community partners, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) is spearheading non-partisan Election Protection efforts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. As people navigate election laws, we will ensure that all...

Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE →

Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights runs the largest non-partisan Election Protection program in the country. For assistance on Election Day, please call our Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.

Diverse Leadership in Lowell →

Lowell Lines, Redistricting, Voting Rights
Candidates of Diverse Backgrounds Assume High-Profile Leadership Positions in Lowell First Election Cycle Follows a Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit against City A groundbreaking federal voting rights lawsuit filed by Lawyers for Civil Rights and Ropes & Gray against the City of Lowell, Massachusetts had a direct and significant impact on...

Representation Matters →

Voting Rights
At Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR), we are proud of our work in partnership with community allies to protect voting rights and ensure diverse representation. As yesterday’s election results continue to roll in, we see encouraging signs across Massachusetts: After nearly 200 years of electing white men as Mayor, Boston has finally broken...

Black & Latino Voters Announce Settlement of Voting Rights Against Worcester, MA →

Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Black and Hispanic/Latino/a Voters Announce Settlement Of Voting Rights Case Against Worcester, MA The diverse coalition of Hispanic/Latino/a and Black voters that filed a groundbreaking federal voting rights lawsuit against the City of Worcester alleging that its method of electing its School Committee illegally dilutes the vote of communities of...

Massachusetts Redistricting Maps →

Racial Justice, Redistricting, Voting Rights
STATEMENT ON MASSACHUSETTS REDISTRICTING MAPS Today, the State Legislature released proposed redistricting maps identifying the reconfiguration of Massachusetts' Senate and House of Representatives districts. The proposed maps are encouraging. Senator William N. Brownsberger and Representative Frank A. Moran have clearly worked hard to incorporate community voices and perspectives, not to mention balancing a...

Summer Justice →

Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Race and Climate, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Injustice doesn't take a break during the summer. That's why our legal warriors have been busy fighting for equality and justice.   On the policing front, we're suing the Needham Police Department on behalf of Marvin Henry, a Black man who was arrested and falsely accused of shoplifting. We're also publicly calling for greater police transparency and fairness.In...

Minority Voters Demand Electoral Changes in Haverhill →

Voting Rights
On the heels of several Massachusetts cities – including Lowell and Worcester – moving away from all “at-large” electoral systems for electing their city councils and school committees, minority voters in Haverhill are demanding a more democratic and representative electoral system. Led by the Latino Coalition, an organization whose mission is...

Victory! Worcester Will Change School Committee Elections →

Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Plaintiffs In Voting Rights Lawsuit Applaud Worcester’s Announcement That It Will Change Method Of Electing School Committee City Says It Won’t Fight Lawsuit, Which Alleges Current Electoral System Illegally Dilutes The Vote Of Communities of Color The diverse coalition of Plaintiffs in a federal voting rights case challenging the City...

Minority Population Growth Changes Electoral Districts →

Voting Rights
Minority Population Growth Changes Five Majority-White Electoral Districts to Majority-Minority  Census Data May Confirm That Even More Majority-Minority Districts Are Viable A new analysis commissioned by Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and conducted by Professor Maxwell Palmer of Boston University provides a preview of the opportunities that lie ahead to make representative...

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Worcester, MA →

Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Worcester, MA A coalition of Black and Hispanic/Latino/a residents of Worcester today filed a federal voting rights lawsuit alleging that the City’s at-large system for electing School Committee members discriminates against communities of color. The plaintiffs also include community organizations Worcester Interfaith and the National...

Response to the White Supremacist Coup →

Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Statement in Response to the White Supremacist Coup Lawyers for Civil Rights Calls for Independent Investigation and Charges Against Lynch Mob January 7, 2020 At Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR), we want everyone to sit with the discomfort of the deadly white supremacist insurrection at the Capitol. We cannot let...

Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. New York →

Redistricting, Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights condemns the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. New York to vacate the well-reasoned decision of the three-judge panel that found the Trump Administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the congressional apportionment base unlawful. Multiple three-judge panels across the country -- from California, New York and...

2020 Annual Report →

Coronavirus, Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
We are excited to share our 2020 annual report. The report is available here. Please click here to download the report.

Immigrants to Census Bureau: We’re Here and We Count →

Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of national organizations and Boston-based immigrants' rights and faith-based groups in Trump v. New York, the case that will determine whether undocumented immigrants may be considered in the apportionment...

Democratizing Redistricting in 2021 →

Racial Justice, Redistricting, Voting Rights
While our work to safeguard the vote during the 2020 election cycle has concluded, democracy doesn’t stop here.  Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) is launching Democratizing Redistricting in 2021 to ensure that the forthcoming redistricting process is fair, equitable, transparent, and community driven. This work will be coordinated with community and coalition...

Open Letter to Biden/Harris Transition Team →

Coronavirus, Economic Justice, Education, Employment, Health Disparities, Housing, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Voting Rights
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) sent an open letter to the Biden-Harris Transition team identifying urgent legal and policy issues that are currently affecting people of color and immigrants across the country. The letter identifies seven critical areas for immediate executive action, and urges the new Administration to prioritize the...